Malbec lovers are in for some fun!

Argentina, France, South Africa, Uncategorized

Numbers 9, 12, 18, and 24, i think

For my latest piece in The Buyer, I wrote up a couple of tastings I’d been to recently where Malbec, everyone’s favourite steak wine, played a major role.  From America to Africa to Europe, Malbec around the world is pushing forward great guns.  It’s a great time to be a Malbec lover!!

#NWTW Week 5: What To Expect From Argentinian Torrontés

Argentina, Info For Beginners, New Wine This Week, Whites

As I said in yesterday’s post, Torrontés is a kind of “best of both worlds” between Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc.  The smells are both fruit driven and also there’s a flowery (I can never get used to describing things as flowery, but it does, so there we go!) element there too.  The body (consistency in the mouth) is usually medium, as is the acidity.  It’s those last two elements I think that make it very difficult to not like it.  It stays away from the extremes either way.

The problem with generalizing the taste is that you’re really generalizing Argentina, and it’s vineyards.  Which, as with most wine growing countries, isn’t really possible.  It’s probably easier to go with the wines I’ve picked and then just go from there…